By Nicole Cormier
A museum that pays homage to architecture and design, the A+D Museum got its start in one of Los Angeles’ most notorious structures, the Bradbury Building. Now, the museum is located in “museum row” on Wilshire Boulevard. This is the only museum in the LA area that solely celebrates architecture, and its many rotating and permanent exhibitions are a delight to the eye.
The current exhibition, “Never Built: Los Angeles,” explores the “what-ifs” from a building perspective. The exhibit asks, with so many great architects in the area, why are there no outlandish or innovative buildings? Besides daily tours, the A+D Museum has many programs that cater to the community, including ARkidECTURE + design, a workshop allowing kids to use their hands to explore the world of architecture. Another interesting program is the Urban Hikes, which is a walking tour that visits the forgotten areas of the city while enjoying spoken word.
When visiting a museum that celebrates the illustrious buildings and urban landscape of Los Angeles, why not take your time getting there, doing some site seeing of your own. Wilshire Boulevard is one of the most appealing drives in the city. The downtown atmosphere with high rises and skyscrapers will give you some much needed perspective before hitting the A+D Museum.
Make the city drive in a vehicle that can handle the quick maneuvers with style, like a 2014 E400 Hybrid Sport Sedan from Mercedes-Benz of Encino. The expert design of a Mercedes-Benz will reflect those of the fine tuned city buildings.
Nicole Cormier has a large and diverse family that lives all over the country, and has had the opportunity to see every state in the union while visiting them. As a freelance writer and editor she has the freedom to experience the world and partake in her beloved passions all while writing about it.
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